master's degrees - Washington University School of Law by liuhongmei


									master’s degrees
LLM in U.S. Law for
International Students
LLM in Intellectual Property
& Technology Law
LLM in Taxation
                                              Joe Rubino

Table of ConTenTs

U.S. LLM Experience                       1

Intellectual Property & Technology Law    8

Graduate Tax Program                     12
       Fast F a c t s

1   Students from more than
    60 countries have earned
    the LLM in U.S. Law at
    Washington University.

2   Washington University
    Law ranks among
    America’s top
    20 law schools.

3   Washington University
    Law received recognition
    from National Jurist
    magazine for the overall
                                  The law school you choose will
    quality of its teaching
    and its faculty’s             have a remarkable influence on
    accessibility to and
    interaction with students.    the professional you become.
4   The LLM is fully
    integrated within the
    law school. Students
                                  If you want to increase your knowledge of United States
    attend classes with           or international law to better operate in today’s global
    JD students as well           environment, we invite you to apply to the Master of Laws
    as other LLM students.
                                  (LLM) Program for International Students at Washington
5   More than 20 different
    student organizations
    present many opportu-
                                  University. Here you will interact with students from diverse
                                  legal cultures and with faculty members who have expertise
    nities for LLM Students
    to interact with fellow
                                  in both U.S. and international law.
    students outside
    the classroom.

6   LLM graduates who
    previously have earned a
    first degree in law may sit
    for the bar exam in
    New York, California,
    and nine other states.

                                                                        Design your own program to fit your particular career goals—choosing to concentrate
                                                                        in a specialized field, such as corporate or intellectual property law, or selecting a more
                                                                        general course of study that will give you broad knowledge of fundamental U.S. and
                                                          FLexibiLity   international legal principles. There is only one required course, Introduction to U.S. Law
                                                                        & Legal Methods.
washington University Law | T he LLM exPer Ien c e

                                                                        Gain practical and theoretical knowledge of U.S. and international law. You will have
                                                                        the opportunity to take basic law classes, such as Torts, that teach about common law
                                                                        and to take practical skills classes, such as Internet Law. Comparative Law and Transna-
                                                           PracticaL    tional Litigation are offered, as well as more than 20 other international and comparative
                                                                and     law courses.

                                                                        Develop expertise in a specialized field of law, such as corporate or intellectual property law.
                                                                        Take courses such as Corporations or Securities Law or choose from more than 30 other
                                                                        business law courses. There are more than 20 courses on Intellectual Property Law, such as
                                                            deveLoP     Copyrights & Related Rights and IP Licensing.

                                                                        Strengthen your ability to advocate for clients who have business dealings in the U.S. or
                                                                        with U.S. companies and firms. Take courses, such as Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
                                                                        and Negotiation Theory & Practice.

                                                                        Build an international network of professional contacts and refine your English skills and
                                                                        understanding of U.S. culture. Get to know your American JD mentor with whom you
                                                                        will be paired. Mentors will help you understand the culture of the law school, as well as
                                                               bUiLd    U.S. culture. You also enrich your mentor as you share information about your culture and
                                                                        the law in your country. Monthly field trips and potluck dinners provide time to get to
                                                                        know each other and St. Louis.

                                                                        Participate in the West Coast International LLM Job Fair held at UCLA, which is specifi-
                                                                        cally designed for internationally trained lawyers.


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             When you choose a law school,
             you also choose a community.
             The law school works with Philip Barron Realty Company in
             Clayton to provide a limited number of furnished two-bedroom
             apartments within walking and biking distance of the law school.
             There is also a free shuttle bus. For further information, go to
             our Website under the Housing section.

             •	You	must	have	the	basic	law	degree	from	your	own	country,	
               and applicants with two or more years of work experience
               are preferred.
             •	You	must	possess	a	TOEFL	score	of	250	(computer	based),	
               100 on the iBT,	or	600	on	the	written	TOEFL	if	English	
               is	not	your	first	language.	The	law	school	TOEFL	code	is	WU	
               6929 Law 03.
             •	You	must	submit	two	letters	of	recommendation	on	letterhead	
               stationery, a résumé, and a personal statement.
             •	You	must	submit	your	transcripts	and	the	LLM	
               application form.
             •	You	must	have	sufficient	financial	support	for	the	program	as	
               evidenced by a letter of credit from a bank or lending institu-
               tion. Enclosed materials detail the estimated cost of education
               including tuition, books, supplies, room, board, and health
               insurance. You are required to purchase Washington University
               health insurance.

             The McDonnell International Scholars Academy is a unique
             educational program that prepares international graduate and
             professional students for future leadership roles. It includes a
             tuition scholarship and living stipend and is available to students
             from a limited number of educational institutions in a limited
             number of countries. Please go to for an
             application form and further information.

Joe Rubino

                                                                                                    Joe Rubino
                                   earning the LLM
                                   and beyond
 o n e s t udent’s e xperience     JudiCial observaTion program                                                    o n e st u d e n t ’s e x p e r i e n c e
 munerori Kaku, LLM ’06, Jd ’08,
                                   Washington University is one of the few universities nation-
                                                                                                                   Kennedy mirenga, LLM ’07,
 Japan                             wide to offer a judicial observation program for international                  Kenya
                                   LLM students. Students will write memoranda and orders for
 “I decided to study in            the judge and view all the workings of the court. They will                   “My experience at Wash-
 the Washington Univer-            gain a deeper understanding of what they learned in the                        ington University Law
 sity Law LLM Program              classroom and develop practical skills that can be used upon
                                                                                                                  was much more than l
                                   return to their home country.
 because of the strong                                                                                            expected. The course of
 curriculum in my areas            Transfer from THe llm To THe Jd program                                        study was rigorous. l took
 of interest—Interna-              Qualified LLM candidates in IP or in U.S. Law can transfer                     advantage of the wide
 tional law, ADR, and IP           their JD credits taken during the LLM program to the JD                        variety of subjects to
 law. I also had the goal          program. Most students transferring from the LLM will have                     pursue my goal, and I
 of earning the JD. I was          less than the equivalent of one year of the JD completed.                      especially appreciated the
 convinced that studying                                                                                          close student–professor
 in a good JD program              THe Jsd TraCK
                                                                                                                  relationship. The law
                                   The doctorate of laws (JSD) is for those interested in an aca-
 would be indispensable                                                                                           school was instrumental
                                   demic career. Students must complete their LLM, ordinarily at
 to understanding the              Washington University, including a seminar or an independent                   in obtaining my dream.
 basis of U.S. law. The            study course for which a major research paper is required. The                 l walked in barefoot but
 LLM to JD transfer pro-           JSD is a very small and highly selective program, and entry to                 leave with shoes on. I am
 gram literally opened the         or completion of the LLM does not guarantee admission to the                   proud to be part of this
 door for me. After I stud-        JSD program.                                                                   wonderful family.”
 ied very hard, I gained
 confidence as an LLM
 student and I decided to
 transfer to the JD. It was
 a very smooth transition.
 I learned effectively
 through a number of
 sources of legal educa-
 tion—every question
 posed to our profes-
 sors after class, moot
 court, clinic, law review
 activities, and discus-
 sions with my friends in
 study group activities —
 all of these experiences                                                                                        Dan Binisan, LLM ’09,
 became part of my legal                                                                                         romania, with the honor-
 knowledge.”                                                                                                     able Steven r. Ohmer

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             all international LLM stu-
             dents are required to take
             a two-semester course.
             Introduction to U.S. Law &
             Legal Methods is specially
             designed to provide inter-
             national students a broad
             overview of the United
             States and its legal system
             with a focus on legal
             research and writing.

             LLM degrees are awarded
             to those students who
             successfully earn 20 hours
             of academic credit by com-
             pleting two semesters of
             study at the law school.

             Students are expected to
             complete the program
             during one academic year.
Joe Rubino

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                Information about
             faculty can be found at
             intellectual   Washington University Law brings
                            together talented students, accom-
             experience     plished faculty members, and a
                            curriculum that covers time-
                            honored traditional subjects as well
                            as new and emerging legal arenas.
                            Washington University Law’s faculty members are powerful
                            teachers and stimulating mentors who create scholarship, shape
                            public policy, and make law. They are accessible. For every 13
                            students, there is one professor. Whether you have a question
                            about class discussions, want advice on career options, or just
                            want to chat, your professors will treat you like a colleague.
                               More than leaders in the academic arena, our faculty members
                            are down to earth and bring extensive “real world” know-how
                            to their classrooms. Among their collective experiences: clerks to
                            the Supreme Court of the United States, Assistant United States
                            Attorneys, counsels to congressional committees, lawyers for pri-
                            vate firms, consultants to numerous foreign governments, expert
                            witnesses before Congress, and authors of casebooks and treatises
                            on subjects such as immigration law, white collar crime, and
                            family law. More information can be found at

                            Course offerings
                            The following brief groupings are guidelines meant
                            to inform your career options. Full course listings and
                            descriptions can be found at:
                            banKing and FinanciaL institUtions
                            The world of financial services is rapidly diversifying and glo-
                            balizing. Banking regulations in one nation directly impact the
                            activities of banks (and other financial institutions) in others. As
                            a result, banking law and regulation has become one of the fastest
                            growing areas of legal practice.
                            coMMerciaL transactions and banKrUPtcy
                            These fields of law regulate the operation of the marketplace,
                            including transactions between businesses and between con-
                            sumers and businesses. Courses cover both ends of the spec-
                            trum: how to regulate the relationship and how to handle the
                            relationship when something goes wrong.
                            coMMUnications and inForMation technoLogy
                            Huge social and economic changes are being driven by the revo-
                            lution in telecommunications and computerization. Are national
                            boundaries significant for legal and constitutional purposes? How
                            do we regulate the distribution of information through the new
                            media? How do we protect privacy and intellectual property?
                            internationaL and coMParative Law
                            In an ever-shrinking world, lawyers are increasingly called to
                            address significant international and transnational human rights,
                            commercial, and diplomatic issues. A grounding in international
Joe Rubino                  humanitarian and commercial law, and a firm understanding of
                            the sources and procedures of the laws of foreign jurisdictions, is
                            essential to a 21st-century legal practice.

           Fast Fa c t s

    1   While a science or
        engineering background
        is required to file patent
        applications, this is not
        a prerequisite for other
        phases of IP practice, such
        as licensing and litigation.

    2   Students will study under      Where Law and
                                       Technology Intersect
        the guidance of leading
        scholars in the field
        and also participate in
        practical skills courses
        taught by teams of             The knowledge-based “new economy,” embodying a
        experienced intellectual
        property lawyers.              dramatic rise in the importance of intellectual property
                                       and the globalization of economic activity, presents
    3   St. Louis is a leading
        center of biotechnology
        research and development.
                                       new challenges to the legal profession.

    4   St. Louis is also the world
        headquarters for a num-
        ber of companies whose
                                       The Intellectual Property and Technology Law (IP/TL)
                                       Program responds to the need for knowledgeable and
        most important IP assets       skilled IP professionals. It draws upon the University’s
        are trademarks—ranging         prominence in information technology and biotech-
        from Budweiser to the
        Energizer Bunny.               nology, the region’s unique strengths in international
                                       business and biotechnology, and the law school’s own
    5 The Intellectual Property
    	 and	Nonprofit	Organiza-	
      tions Clinic is one of
                                       teaching and scholarly expertise in intellectual property
      the few IP clinics in
                                       law and international and comparative law.
      the nation.

& curriculum
The following IP curriculum includes courses offered in 2009–
2010 and those tentatively scheduled for the future. (The curricu-    o n e st u d e n t ’ s ex p e r ie n c e
lum changes periodically; consequently this list may not reflect
                                                                      Carol godby, LLM ’07
exactly the course offerings for subsequent years.)
                                                                     “I’ve been practicing law
inTroduCTory Courses & advanCed seminars
                                                                      in London, Ontario, since
Biotechnology Law
Copyrights & Related Rights                                           1993 where my focus has
International IP Law                                                  been in representing First
Internet Law                                                          Nations and First Nations
Introduction to IP Law                                                organizations on a vari-
Introduction to IP Licensing                                          ety of matters including
IP	in	Business	Organizations                                          Aboriginal and Treaty
Law & Economics of Patents
                                                                      rights, access to resources,
Patent Law
Trademarks & Unfair Competition Law                                   and governance issues.
                                                                      I had been looking to
small enrollmenT praCTiCal sKills Courses                             obtain my LLM in an area
Censorship & Free Expression: A Practitioner’s Guide                  that would help me to
Entertainment Law Planning & Drafting                                 improve and expand my
IP Licensing & IP Technology Planning & Drafting                      current practice. There is
IP Litigation                                                         an increasingly important
Patent Drafting
                                                                      nexus between intellectual
Sports Law Planning & Drafting
Trademark Practice                                                    property rights and the
                                                                      protection of Aboriginal
CapsTone Course                                                       cultural and intellectual
Intellectual	Property	&	Nonprofit	Organizations	Clinic                property. The IP LLM Pro-
                                                                      gram has assisted in help-
relaTed Courses & seminars                                            ing me identify IP related
Administrative Law                                                    issues for clients, assess
American Indian Law                                                   risks, and explore poten-
American Indian Societies, Cultures, Values
                                                                      tial solutions. Further,
Bioethics & Law                                                       the IP Legal and Business
Biomedical Research Law & Policy Seminar                              Formation Clinic was able
Censorship/Free Expression                                            to lend assistance to one
Genetic Ethics, Law, & Policy Seminar                                 of my existing clients to
Information Privacy Law                                               facilitate the development
International Law                                                     of a Traditional Knowl-
International Legal Process
                                                                      edge Cooperative, which
Regulating	Drugs	&	Other	Medical	Technologies
Privacy Law Seminar                                                   could conceivably have a
Speech, Press & the Constitution                                      global reach. I continue to
Theory of Property Rights                                             research and advise First
                                                                      Nations on how they might
                                                                      use IP tools to protect their
                                                                      intellectual property and
                                                                      add value to goods that
                                                                      are ‘authentic.’ Overall,
                                                                      the experience has been
                                                                      invaluable to me, and I am
                                                                      grateful for the guidance
                                                                      of the superb faculty and

                              Intellectual Property &
                              Nonprofit	Organizations	Clinic
                              The	IP/NO	Clinic	provides	law	students	
                              with unique opportunities to work with quali-
                              fied intellectual property counsel and with
                              nonprofit organizations. Clinic students col-
                              laborate on interdisciplinary experiential learn-
                              ing activities.

                              IP LLM candidates are encouraged to apply for unpaid intern-
                              ships either during their academic program or the summer after
                              the program. Donna Frazier Schmitt, senior trademark counsel
                              at Energizer, offers students an in-house experience prosecuting
                              and protecting trademarks in a global portfolio. Kim Rosenfield,
                              general counsel at Stereotaxis, offers students research, writing,
                              and patent experience in a start-up company producing emerging
                              technologies. Practical experience extends the theoretical class-
                              room knowledge gained through the IP LLM course work.
Mary Butkus

                              degree requiremenTs
                              A student must successfully complete 24 credit hours of courses
                              from the IP/TL curriculum, including at least one seminar in
                              which a research paper is required. A passing grade in the IP/TL
                              LLM is 74; however, the minimum final cumulative GPA for an
                              IP/TL LLM graduate is 79.

                              admissions CriTeria
                              Students must either have graduated from an accredited U.S.
                              law school or have an undergraduate law degree or its equivalent
                              from a foreign institution of higher education. Students holding
                              a bachelor of laws (LLB) degree are required to take a two-
                              semester course: Introduction to U.S. Law & Legal Methods.
                              Students for whom English is not a native language are also
                              required	to	have	a	score	of	at	least	100	on	the	ibt	TOEFL.

                     Charles R. McManis, the             adJunCT & affiliaTed faCulTy:

                     Thomas and Karole Green             caroLine g. chicoine teaches Trademark Practice. JD 1992, The
                                                         John Marshall Law School. Attorney, Fredrikson & Byron PA
                     Professor of Law, directs the
                                                         david deaL	directs	the	Intellectual	Property	&	Nonprofit	Organiza-
                     IP/TL LLM Program. He is            tions Clinic. JD 1995, University of Missouri–Columbia School
                     an internationally recognized       of Law.
                     scholar, lecturer, symposium        charLes h. FendeLL teaches Intellectual Property Licensing: IP &
                     editor, author, and consultant      E-Commerce Planning & Drafting. JD 1989, Washington Uni-
in intellectual property law. He teaches Copy-           versity Law. Partner, and former chair of the Intellectual Property
                                                         Practice Group, Thompson Coburn LLP.
rights & Related Rights, International Intellectual
                                                         MichaeL Kahn  teaches Entertainment Law Planning & Drafting.
Property Law, Introduction to Intellectual Prop-         JD 1979, Harvard Law School. Partner, Bryan Cave LLP. Author,
erty Law–Trademarks & Unfair Competition,                Rachel Gold legal thriller series.
and Torts. Professor McManis is the author of a          MichaeL t. Marrah  teaches Introduction to IP Licensing. JD 1994,
widely used text on unfair competition law and           Washington University Law. Assistant vice chancellor and associate
                                                         general counsel, Washington University in St. Louis.
the co-author of a casebook on IP licensing, with
                                                          MoberLy teaches Sports Law Planning & Drafting. JD 2003,
a second edition forthcoming.                            Saint Louis University; MBA 2008, Lindenwood University.
                                                         Chief executive officer, The Moberly Group LLC.
visiTing faCulTy & fellows                               Matthew nageL teaches Sports Law Planning & Drafting. LLM
                                                         IP 2008, JD 2007, Washington University Law. Attorney,
                    Jennifer Carter-Johnson              Wuestling & James LC.
                    focuses her interests on intel-      Peter rUger teaches in the Intellectual Property & Nonprofit
                                                         Organizations	Clinic.	JD	1969,	Washington	University	Law.	For-
                    lectual property law and policy,     merly of counsel, Tueth Keeney Cooper Mohan & Jackstadt PC.
                    and biological research and the      MarK sabLeMan teaches Censorship & Free Expression: A Practi-
                    law. She also has practiced law      tioner’s Guide. JD 1979, Georgetown University Law Center.
                    in Seattle, specializing in intel-   Partner, Thompson Coburn LLP.
                    lectual property licensing and       Matthew sMith     teaches Trademark Practice. JD 2001, Southern
representation of biotechnology companies. She           Illinois University; IP LLM 2005, Washington University Law.
                                                         Partner, Polsinelli Shughart PC.
received her PhD in microbiology from the Uni-
                                                         Kenneth soLoMon teaches Trademark Practice. BS Chemical Engi-
versity of Virginia and JD from the University of        neering 1978, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign; JD
Michigan. She teaches Biotechnology & Law, Pat-          1981, Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago–Kent College of
ent Law, and Property.                                   Law. Partner, Gallop, Johnson & Neuman.
                                                         greg UPchUrch teaches IP Litigation. MSEE 1985, University of

                    Leah Theriault—visiting lec-         Missouri–Rolla;	JD	1975,	Yale	University.	Founder	and	CEO,	
                                                         LegalMetric Inc.
                    turer and fellow at the Center
                                                         robert waLLace teaches Sports Law Planning & Drafting. JD 1981,
                    on Law, Innovation & Eco-            Georgetown University Law Center. Executive vice president for the
                    nomic Growth—focuses her             Rams Football team.
                    research and teaching inter-         doUgLas warren teaches IP Litigation. JD 1999, Washington Uni-

                    ests on intellectual property        versity Law. Individual practice in Chesterfield, Missouri.
                    law and policy, the interface        bryan wheeLocK teaches IP Litigation and Patent Drafting. JD
                                                         1982, Washington University Law. Principal, Harness, Dickey &
between contract and property law, and the eco-          Pierce PLC.
nomics of innovation. She received her JD from
the University of Toronto and LLM from the
University of California at Berkeley. She teaches
Copyright & Related Rights, Internet Law, and
Theory of Property Rights II: Intellectual Property.

     For the past 30 years, the Graduate Tax Program at Wash-
     ington University Law has continued to meet the growing
     demand for tax law training. Building on the resources of
     this top-ranked law school, our program draws its strength
     from a long tradition of excellence, a commitment to an
     in-depth curriculum, and a wealth of meaningful, practical

     Lawyers and law school graduates enrolled in the Graduate
     Tax Program receive an LLM degree. Through compre-
     hensive and specialized instruction from expert, full-time
     faculty and more than 20 leading practitioners in the field,
     our students are rigorously prepared to practice in tax law
     and tax-related areas. Whether individuals are establishing
     a business, selling a major asset, or planning a gratuitous
     wealth transfer, the assistance of legal professionals with a
     thorough understanding of current tax law is essential for
     success. Graduates from our program are highly qualified
     to meet the growing need for such expertise, especially as
     the realm of tax law becomes increasingly complex.

     The Graduate Tax Program is designed to facilitate inten-
     sive, small-group learning, which means our overall enroll-
     ment is limited to about 20 students. This allows us to
     minimize our class sizes and provide students with valuable
     opportunities for practical exploration, as well as time for
     one-on-one discussions with professors. In addition, our
     courses are conveniently offered in early morning, late after-
     noon, early evening, and Saturday time slots to accommo-
     date working professionals.

                             & curriculum
                             The Graduate Tax Program offers a wide variety of courses, allowing students to sample the
                             many areas of tax law, while also developing a focus in the areas that most interest them. The
                             following tax curriculum includes courses offered in 2009–2010 and those tentatively scheduled
                             for the future. (The curriculum changes periodically; consequently, this list may not reflect the
                             exact course offerings for subsequent years.)

                             esTaTe planning Courses
                             Asset Protection Planning
                             Closely-Held Business & Succession Planning
                             Estate & Gift Taxation
                             Estate Planning & Drafting: Advanced Topics
                             Family Wealth Management
                             Introduction to International Aspects of Estate Planning
                             Practical Issues in Wealth Planning & Drafting

                             CorporaTe/general TaX Courses
                             Business Acquisitions
                             Corporate Reorganizations
                             Corporate Taxation
                             Federal Partnership Taxation
                             State & Local Taxation
                             Taxation of Real Estate Transactions
                             Tax Fraud Prosecutions

                             Courses appliCable To mulTiple praCTiCe areas
 peter wiedenbeck            Accounting for Tax Lawyers
 Joseph H. Zumbalen          Advanced Executive Compensation
 professor of law
                             Federal Tax Procedure
“Tax law constantly          International Taxation
                             Pensions & Tax-Favored Savings
 changes, but the
                             Tax Considerations in Choice of Legal Entity
 underlying policies and     Tax Policy Seminar
 the skill set required of   Tax-Exempt	Organizations
 practitioners are quite
 stable. A well-trained
 tax lawyer who mas-
 ters those skills and
 policies finds that
 the work is always
 interesting, challeng-
 ing, and in demand.”

                                                                                                  Joe Rubino

        For more
      in Formation

                      Peter Wiedenbeck, the Joseph      Materials in Federal Income Taxation. Before
                      H. Zumbalen Professor of          joining the Washington University Law faculty
                      Law, is an expert in the area     in 2007, Professor Rosenzweig was a visiting
                      of federal income taxation and    assistant professor at Northwestern University
                      regulation of employee benefit    School of Law. He was formerly in private prac-
                      plans. He recently authored a     tice in New York, where he focused on federal
                      book for the Federal Judicial     income tax law and specialized in the areas of
     Center on the regulation of employee pension       private equity, hedge funds, equity derivatives,
     and welfare benefit plans under the Employee       and cross-border capital markets.
     Retirement Income Security Act of 1974. The
     result—ERISA in the Courts—is used by fed-         adJunCT faCulTy

     eral judges around the country. Professor Wie-     Students in the Graduate Tax Program receive instruction
                                                        from the school’s adjunct faculty, as well as its full-time fac-
     denbeck is also the co-author of the casebook,     ulty. The following list includes the adjunct faculty who have
     Basic Federal Income Taxation, published by        been teaching in the Graduate Tax Program for more than 10
     Aspen Law & Business. Professor Wiedenbeck         years:
     joined the Washington University Law faculty       Lawrence brody teaches Family Wealth Management and
                                                        Estate Planning & Drafting: Advanced Topics. JD, Wash-
     in 1990. He has received several awards for out-   ington University Law; LLM, New York University. Partner,
     standing teaching, including the Student Bar       Bryan Cave LLP.
     Association’s David M. Becker Professor of the     david caPesteaches Tax Fraud Prosecutions. JD, University of
     Year Award.                                        Arkansas; LLM, Georgetown University Law Center. Partner,
                                                        Capes, Sokol, Goodman & Sarachan PC.
                       Cheryl Block is the author of    harry charLes teaches Tax Fraud Prosecutions and Federal

                       a leading book on corporate      Tax Procedure. JD, University of Illinois; MBA and LLM,
                                                        Washington University in St. Louis. Sole practitioner, focus-
                       taxation: Corporate Taxa-        ing on federal, state, and local tax audits and collections.
                       tion: Examples & Explanations    bennett KeLLerteaches Closely-Held Business & Succession
                       (Aspen Law & Business 2004).     Planning. JD, University of Missouri–Columbia. Partner,
                       She has written numerous         Lathrop & Gage LLP.
                       articles on taxation and the     harLan KwiateKteaches State & Local Taxation. JD,
                                                        Creighton University; LLM, Boston University. Partner,
     interplay between tax and budget policy, and       RubinBrown.
     was the primary organizer of the conference—       scott MaLinteaches Closely-Held Business & Succession Plan-
     Federal Budget and Tax Policy for a Sound Fis-     ning. JD, Washington University Law. Member, Lathrop &
     cal Future—held at Washington University Law       Gage LLP.
     in March 2009. Professor Block clerked for the     MichaeL MarKenson    teaches Taxation of Real Estate: Tax Cred-
                                                        its. JD, University of Missouri–Columbia. Principal, Rosen-
     Honorable Kevin Thomas Duffy of the United         blum, Goldenhersh, Silverstein & Zafft PC.
     States District Court for the Southern District    Jay nathanson teaches Tax Considerations in Choice of Legal
     of New York. Most recently, she was a member       Entity.	JD,	University	of	Miami.	Officer,	Greensfelder	Hem-
     of the law faculty at George Washington Uni-       ker & Gale PC.
     versity, where she received a Distinguished Fac-   edward reiLLy teaches Estate & Gift Taxation. JD and LLM,

     ulty Service Award.                                Washington University Law. Member, Muhm & Reilly, LLC.
                                                        brenda taLentteaches State & Local Taxation. JD, University
                                                        of Chicago Law School; LLM, Georgetown University Law
                      Adam Rosenzweig focuses           Center. Counsel, Bryan Cave LLP.
                      his research on the taxation of
                                                        rayMond wagner    teaches State & Local Taxation. JD, Univer-
                      financial markets and private     sity of Missouri–Kansas City; MBA, Saint Louis University;
                      investment funds. In 2008, he     LLM, Washington University Law. Vice President, Enterprise
                      joined the team of co-authors     Rent-a-Car.
                      for the casebook, Problems and
                                  and scholarships
                                  Candidates for the LLM Degree in Taxation must have graduated from an accredited United
 o n e s tudent’s e xperience     States law school. In some situations, the Tax LLM Admissions Committee may consider stu-
 mariquita l. barbieri, LLM ’07   dents who have an undergraduate law degree or its equivalent from foreign institutions of higher
                                  learning. Admissions consideration is based on the strength of a candidate’s previous law school
“The LLM in Taxation is           record, with particular attention paid to prior tax course work. For lawyers in practice, work
 not only for the tax or          experience also is considered.
 estate planning practi-             Interested candidates must submit an application, application fee, official law school transcript
                                  with class rank, and two letters of recommendation. Need-based and credit-based loans, as well
 tioner. As a corporate
                                  as a limited number of merit-based scholarships, are available for full-time students who meet
 lawyer, my LLM gives me          the federal requirements.
 a competitive advantage
 and daily proves valuable        degree requiremenTs
 in structuring commercial        Students pursuing the LLM Degree in Taxation must satisfactorily complete 24 credits in the
 transactions, including          tax curriculum. Students must achieve a grade of 79 percent or better to obtain credit in any
 mergers and acquisitions.        course. The following courses are required for all students: Federal Income Taxation (Indi-
 Tax consequences are a           vidual), Corporate Taxation, and Federal Partnership Taxation. Students may also pursue the
                                  LLM degree part-time for up to four years. Course-work extensions beyond four years must be
 vital consideration to
                                  approved by the director.
 every transaction and
 every client.”

                                                                                                                                         Bill Mathews
 o n e s tudent’s experience

 william d. edwards, LLM ’09

“Externing with the Office
 of Chief Counsel provided
 me with a unique per-
 spective on tax litigation.
 While preparing cases with
 complex procedural and
 technical tax issues, I was
 being mentored by some
 of the Service’s most expe-
 rienced litigators. Though
 the externship extended
 only one semester, the
 knowledge I gained will
 benefit me for my entire
                                  Adjunct Professor Sarah Narkiewicz explains corporate tax issues.

     St. Louis
     The gateway city
     Steeped in the history of the country’s westward
     expansion, today’s St. Louis is a vital and progres-
     sive metropolis offering all the resources of a large                                                                Chicago

     city while retaining a strong sense of community        San Francisco
                                                                                    Las Vegas
                                                                                                Denver        St. Louis
     and	an	emphasis	on	neighborhoods.	Our	city’s	
     high standard of living, low unemployment, and
     affordability are the reasons that many of our stu-              Los Angeles
     dents decide to settle in St. Louis after graduation.                                                                              Atlan

     Our	city	is	headquarters	to	Fortune	500	compa-              Situated in the heart of

     nies such as Emerson Electric, Express Scripts,             the nation, St. Louis is
                                                                 easily accessible to other                               New Orleans
     and Monsanto. Law firms of all sizes, whose                 major cities throughout
                                                                 the United States.
     expertise covers all aspects of the legal profession,
     make up the legal community. St. Louis is also
     home to the United States District Court for the
     Eastern District of Missouri and the United States
     Attorney’s	Office,	Eastern	District	of	Missouri.

     Forest Park, next door to the University, is one
     of the largest municipal parks in the United
     States. You can pursue virtually every form
     of recreation—golf, biking, jogging, rollerblad-
     ing, soccer, ice skating, tennis, handball, base-
     ball, and boating, or enjoy the outdoors with a
     picnic. It is home to the city’s art museum, zoo,
     science center, and history museum. Most of
     these attractions are available free or at a nomi-
     nal charge to the public.

     St. Louis remains a city of neighborhoods. The
     Delmar Loop, within walking distance from the
     law school, is home to ethnic restaurants (Thai,
     Indian, and Japanese to name a few). The
     70-acre Missouri Botanical Garden, the Saint
     Louis	Symphony	Orchestra,	and	professional	
     sports teams offer a variety of entertainment
     venues for all tastes.

              New York City

              Washington, D.C.



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